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Published March 25th 2021
A list of Melbourne's free & ticketed Easter events
The list below features fun and exciting Easter events for all ages to enjoy across Melbourne & its surrounds.
Events include Easter Egg Hunts, festivals, shows, workshops, and more.
1. Cadbury's Worldwide Easter Hunt
When: Until Sunday, 4 April 2021 Where: Online/Virtual Cost: Free & ticketed Details: Cadbury is hosting a virtual twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt by giving chocolate lovers across Australia a chance to join its first-ever Worldwide Easter Hunt. From the world map or Street View, you will be able to pinpoint exactly where your egg is positioned. Hide eggs for recipients within Australia, and you can ever deliver a real-life bespoke Cadbury gift to the seeker's doorstop.
2. Greek Easter Biscuit Baking When: Saturday, 27 March 2021: 11am-12:30pm Where: See website.
Cost: $65pp Details: This Greek Easter Biscuit Baking workshop will teach you how to prepare traditional Greek Easter biscuits that you would expect to find in the kitchen of a Greek family home. The class will also include drinks, a small tasting plate with Greek snacks, and more.
3. Easter Egg Hunt When: Saturday, 27 March 2021: 10am-1pm
Where: Ashbury Estate Park, Ashbury Boulevard, Armstrong Creek
Details: This event will feature Easter Egg Hunts, opportunities to meet the Easter Bunny, entertainment, petting zoo, jumping castle, child-friendly amusement rides, free coffee, free hot cross bunds, free sausage sizzle, and more.
4. Darrell Lea Rowville Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, 27 March 2021: 9:30am-1:30pm
Where: 883 Wellington Rd, Rowville
Cost: See website.
Details: There will be entertainment, an Easter Egg Hunt, jumping castle, face painting, and more.
5. Doggy Easter Egg Hunt
When: Sunday, 28 March 2021: 2pm-4pm
Where: Spotswood & Kingsville RSL, The Ave, Spotswood
Details: This Easter event will be "pawfect"! It will showcase a Doggy Easter Egg Hunt, Easter bonnet competition for fur-kids, afternoon tea picnic box of hot cross bun and croissant, tea/coffee and glass of wine for the humans. There will also be fantastic prizes to be won, Easter-themed photo opportunities, and more.
6. Elwood Sunday Marqt- Easter Edition
When: Sunday, 28 March 2021: 10am-1pm
Where: St Columba's Primary School, 24 Glen Huntly Rd, Elwood
Details: This Easter Market is a fun-fundraising market and will showcase a wide range of stalls selling gifts, plants, food, ice-cream, children's flea market, and more. There will also be a barbecue, coffee stalls, live music entertainment, and an Easter Egg Hunt.
7. Cire Community Easter Market
When: Sunday, 29 March 2021: 9am-2pm
Where: Cire Community Hubs, 33 Kimberley Drive, Chirnside Park
Details: To celebrate Easter, the markets will be hosting a wide range of market stalls selling locally made products, art & crafts, jewellery, gifts, and more. There will also be food trucks, an Easter scavenger hunt for the kids, a fundraiser raffle, and more.
8. Free Easter Event for Students
When: Friday, 2 April 2021: 11am-3pm
Where: Carlton Gardens, Victoria Pde, Carlton
Details: There will be two free events, including the 'Snap Happy Easter Autumn Photo Walk' and 'Live like a Local Shared Picnic & Easter Egg Hunt'. The Snap Happy event will include taking a relaxing stroll around Carlton Gardens while taking some exciting photos of autumn colours.
The Live Like a Local event will feature a celebration Easter shared picnic (pot-luck picnic), fun games, and an Easter Egg Hunt.
9. Good Friday Appeal
When: Friday, 2 April 2021
Where: Various locations & online.
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: The 90th annual Good Friday Appeal will help raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital. To get involved, there will be events including Virtual Tin Shake, create your won fundraiser, Good Friday Appeal Raffle, and donate online.
10. Easter Art Market
When: Friday, 2- 5 April 2021: 10am-4pm
Where: Woodend Railway Station Complex, Woodend
Cost: Gold coin donation
Details: There will be old and new, framed and unframed artwork, as well as other art including ceramics, sculptures, glassworks, jewellery, cards, and more.
11. Easter High Tea
When: Friday, 2-4 April 2021: 2:30pm-5pm
Where: Park Hyatt Melbourne, Parliament Place, Melbourne
Cost: Adults: $89pp, Children (4-12yrs): $49pp & Children under 3yrs: $25pp
Details: Enjoy a delectable Easter High Tea experience with delicious scones, Easter-themed desserts, bite-sized sandwiches, and a glass of champagne. There will also be free-flowing mini ice creams for the kids and a Hip Hop Egg Hunt.
12. Modeina World Famous Easter Egg Hunt
When: Friday, 2 April 2021: 10am-1pm
Where: Modeina Estate Park, Montmarte Blvd, Burnside
Cost: See website.
Details: This family-friendly Easter event will feature a line-up of entertainment, roving performers, free petting zoo, games, carnival activities, free coffee or hot chocolate for the adults, 5 Easter Egg Hunts split into different age groups, and more.
13. Easter Family Fun Day
When: Saturday, 3 April 2021: 11am-3pm
Where: Church of Scientology of Melbourne, 231-251 Mount Alexander Rd, Ascot Vale
Cost: Adults: Free & Children: $5pp
Details: This family-friendly fun day event will include entertainment, a jumping castle, Easter art & crafts, child-friendly activities, and more.
14. Easter Train Expo
When: Saturday, 3 & 4 April 2021
Where: Community Bank Stadium, 129-163 Main Hurstbridge Rd, Diamond Creek
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Children under 15yrs: $5 & Family: $25 per family
Details: This Easter event will is perfect for families and locomotive enthusiasts. The expo will feature a massive Lego City, model railway displays, hobby traders, and more.
Image Courtesy from Easter Model Train Expo Facebook
15. Peninsula Music Festival
When: Saturday, 3 & 4 April 2021: 11am-9pm
Where: 450 Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This Music Festival will showcase all favourite sounds of the 70s, 80s, & 90s with headliner Bjorn Again, the world's Number One ABBA Tribute Show. Joining them will be The Chantoozies, Brian Mannix, The Androids, and more.
On the 4th of April, some of Australia's most adored Australian artists will be with Daryl Braithwaite headlining. There will also be performances by Kate Ceberano, The Black Sorrows, and more.
16. Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, 3-4 April 2021
Where: Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Rd, Wadin Yallock
Cost: Adults: Free, Children under 12yrs: $10pp
Details: This child-friendly & pet-friendly Easter event, including finding four egg tokens. Once found, the little ones will receive a bunch of chocolate eggs.
The Tearoom will be open and serving the Farm's famous lavender scones and ice-cream, as well as deliciously sweet and savoury dishes.
17. Easter Fun at Miller
When: Saturday, 3 April 2021
Where: Miller's Homestead, 30 Dorrigo Drive, Boronia
Cost: $10 per family
Details: There will be a mix of Easter Storytelling with True Fairies, Mad Hatter's Magic Show, live music entertainment, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. You are invited to wear your favourite Easter costumes, bonnets, bunny ears, or other festive attire.
18. Manor Lakes Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, 3 April 2021: 10am-1pm
Where: Lollipop Hill Playground, Bertie St, Manor Lakes
Cost: See website.
Details: There will be a fun-filled day featuring family-friendly entertainment, 5 Easter Egg Hunts split into different age groups, free coffee & hot cross buns, roving entertainment, visit from the Easter Bunny, live DJ, music & dance classes, and more.
19. Easter Community Fun
When: Saturday, 3 April 2021: 10am-1pm
Where: Paisley Park Early Learning Centre Melton, 8 Sherwin Court, Melton
Details: This free Easter event will feature plenty of family-friendly Easter Egg Hunt, entertainment, jumping castle, face painting, Easter craft, and more.